Working to accelerate solutions to achievable local housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

Working for Housing Solutions

Working for Housing Solutions

Working for Housing Solutions

Supporting Our Community

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC) is a project of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and brings together 29 diverse partners to accelerate solutions to achievable local housing.

The MHC’s goal is to build on the needs identified in the 2014 Truckee North Tahoe Regional Workforce Housing Needs Assessment and tackle the unique and pressing challenges of housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region, including availability, variety, and affordability.

Housing Needs

In the North Tahoe-Truckee region, there is a need for housing at every income level, from homeless to middle-income salary earners.

The Mountain Housing Council’s goal is to help more people understand that there is a gap between affordable housing programs and available housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region. People who fall into this gap make too much to qualify for affordable housing developments but too little to buy or rent market-rate homes.

Our Housing Policies

Policy #1

Achievable Local Housing is a framework developed by the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) in 2017 to define the range of unmet housing needs in the region.

Policy #2

Development Impact Fees are payments imposed on all new residential and commercial construction by local governments and specials districts.

Policy #3

The State and Federal Policy Platform lays a framework for how the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) will direct its advocacy efforts for state and federal policies that impact achievable local housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

Policy #4

MHC developed the Short Term Rentals White Paper to help decision makers and the community better understand how short-term units (rented for fewer than 30 days through online platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO) impact housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

Policy #5

MHC has conducted a study on Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs. The recently issued ADU White Paper highlights MHC’s research and how ADUs can be another tool to increase housing inventory throughout the region.

Achieving Our Goals

Regional Collaboration

Local Policy Research

Sub-collaboration Actions

State Advocacy

Community Education

Attracting Capital

Read About the Issue

Cohousing Concept Comes to Truckee

By Julia Waltner, Truckee Cohousing I remember walking through the neighborhood for the first time and thinking “is this place for real?” The layout of the homes created a car-free neighborhood...

Secondary Dwelling Units: A Local Housing Solution in Your Own Backyard

What is a Secondary Dwelling Unit? A Secondary Dwelling Unit (also referred to as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), second unit, in-law unit, or granny flat) has complete independent living...

Join Mountain Housing Council for a Think Tank Oct. 25

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee invites you to A Public Think Tank: Employer Solutions, to learn what employers and agencies both inside the region and from elsewhere are doing to...

Secondary Dwelling Units: A Local Housing Solution in Your Own Backyard

What is a Secondary Dwelling Unit? A Secondary Dwelling Unit (also referred to as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), second unit, in-law unit, or granny flat) has complete independent living...

Join Mountain Housing Council for a Think Tank Oct. 25

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee invites you to A Public Think Tank: Employer Solutions, to learn what employers and agencies both inside the region and from elsewhere are doing to...

State Wide: 15 New Housing Bills Signed Into CA Law

While Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee focuses on regional solutions, it's important to keep tabs on what's happening at the state level. Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 new housing bills...

Join Mountain Housing Council for a Think Tank Oct. 25

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee invites you to A Public Think Tank: Employer Solutions, to learn what employers and agencies both inside the region and from elsewhere are doing to...

State Wide: 15 New Housing Bills Signed Into CA Law

While Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee focuses on regional solutions, it's important to keep tabs on what's happening at the state level. Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 new housing bills...

Employer Solutions Think Tank Recap

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee hosted an Employer Solutions Think Tank on October 25, 2017 bringing together speakers and members of the public to discuss ways businesses and agencies...

Cohousing Concept Comes to Truckee

By Julia Waltner, Truckee Cohousing I remember walking through the neighborhood for the first time and thinking “is this place for real?” The layout of the homes created a car-free neighborhood...

Secondary Dwelling Units: A Local Housing Solution in Your Own Backyard

What is a Secondary Dwelling Unit? A Secondary Dwelling Unit (also referred to as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), second unit, in-law unit, or granny flat) has complete independent living...

Join Mountain Housing Council for a Think Tank Oct. 25

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee invites you to A Public Think Tank: Employer Solutions, to learn what employers and agencies both inside the region and from elsewhere are doing to...

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